Events concerning the Grand Theft Auto series in 2009.
- Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned was released for the Xbox 360 on February 17.
- Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned was released for the PlayStation 3 and PC on April 13.
- Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony was released for the Xbox 360 on October 29.
- Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City was released for the Xbox 360 on October 29.
- Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars was released for the Nintendo DS on March 17 and for PSP on October 20.
- Mr. Magic dies on October 2nd from a heart attack in Brooklyn, New York.
- The events of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars take place.
- Huang Lee arrives in Liberty City from Hong Kong, China.
- The Yu Jian Sword is stolen from the Lee Family.
- Ling Shan is killed by some street thugs.
- Melanie Mallard is killed by Chan Jaoming.
- Uri is killed by Zhou Ming.
- An gambling den in South Bohan is destroyed by Huang Lee.
- Several Midtown Gangsters underbosses are killed by Huang Lee.
- The Minigun Wonsu Assassin is killed by Huang Lee.
- The Bank of Liberty is robbed by Zhou Ming and some Triads, the crew escape through a Chinatown celebration.
- Molly Schultz was headhunted by Devin Weston for his "Resistance Training in Rwanda" benefit workout.
- Frank Mathers leaves his unnamed first wife to marry Abigail Winthrop.
- Fabien LaRouche learned various different yoga techniques.
- Zhou Ming is killed by Huang Lee.
- Wu Lee is killed by Huang Lee.